The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Management Committee in Rivers has fixed its presidential campaign in the state for January 16, 2023.
Bellnewsonline.com reports that the Director of the State Campaign Management Committee, Dr Abiye Sekibo, made this known in a letter dated December 10 to the President of the Polo Club, Chukwudi Dimkpa.
In the letter, Sekibo said the PDP plans to use the Port Harcourt Polo Club instead of the stadia in the state for its mega campaign rally to mobilize support for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Sekibo also promised that the party would adhere to “all the necessary requirements by the club.”
The letter read in part: “We hope that our application will be accorded the needed urgent attention and approval to enable us to finalize our preparations towards holding a peaceful, smooth and successful presidential campaign rally in Rivers State.”
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has denied reports that the G-5 governors have endorsed any presidential candidate.
He spoke at the Eneka Road roundabout during the inauguration of the Eneka-Igbo Etche Road project, shortly after arriving from the UK on Friday.
He also denied having any interview with the BBC as alleged by some reports, noting that the PDP presidential campaign council claimed to have moved on but was always querying the moves made by the group.
He said, “I travelled overseas on the 26th (of December) having worked so hard. Some people say we have moved on, yet you tell Nigerians you are not bothered by the G-5. They said I had a conversation with the BBC, where is the picture or the video?
“The truth is you don’t need to speculate; when I want to do something, I do it. There is no trouble, what we have is an introduction to trouble.
“Leave me alone, leave Seyi Makinde alone, leave Ikpeazu alone, leave Ifeanyi alone. My dear people, I just want to tell you that whatever decision I will take I will let you know, and I cannot take any decision without taking any advice from you.
“I am not the one who will go and see somebody and I will hide, hide from who? Who is that person that will threaten me? You say you will sack me, go ahead. I am not worried; you that is sacking you are worried; me that will be sacked am I worried? Try it and see how you will survive it.”